1972 Jeep Military
"You're in the Army now, you're not behind a plow...you're digging'
a ditch you son of a bi#@h, you're in the Army now! A theory
connects the term with Ford's nomenclature of GP, its military
reconnaissance vehicle. Just like HMMWV became "Humvee," perhaps GP
slurred into "Jeep". Although we don't know for sure where the word
came from, Jeep has undeniably become synonymous with quality,
strength and adventurous determination - all characteristics of the
Queue the MASH music, bring in the helicopter, organize triage, and
let's keep things moving we have wounded to attend to! The
ubiquitous Jeep with its origins in the military with its name even
being an acronym for GP, this olive drab patina CJ version from
1972 is all military. It even sports an Army star on the hood.
Strip out of your civies and get your camp on we are going on a
Years of outside activities and missions have left this Jeep with a
beautiful faded patina of olive drab with a peering of surface rust
where some off road experiences may have removed some of that said
paint. A hardtop version with all metal construction and some
sliding plastic windows for the rear passengers. Steel black
bumpers are on and save for dual large black mirrors hanging from
either side it is a 21 gun salute with its large knobby tires and
black wheels. A-Ten HUT!
I don't know but I've been told, a frog man's money is as good as
gold. Slipping past utilitarian metal doors in...olive drab! We see
2 low back buckets covered in camo seat coverings. In fact, it took
me a while to find them they are so well camouflaged! Upfront is a
simple metal dash with a large circular gauge cluster, knobs and
buttons. Floors are black rubber, and in back is a fabricated metal
bed with metal bench seats on opposing sides running the length of
the bed. All metal insides, even the headliner is metal, and all
surfaces showing some wear and scratches, with dents and dings,
mostly normal use. Sound off..1..2, Sound off..3...4 Sound off
Lifting that white star to the windshield, reveals an unrestored
engine bay. Within its confines is a 232ci inline 6 cylinder with a
1-barrel carburetor. Borg Warner is providing the transmission in
the form of a 3-speed manual on back. A Dana 30 front axle and a
Dana 40 rear axle completes the 4-wheel drive. What you lookin' at
A solid frame with a new suspension in leaf spring setup. 4-wheel
drum brakes and fairly clean underneath, with just spotty light
When commanded to do so, it fires right up and runs like it's on a
10k hike. Through anything I tested it on a remaining snow pile
near the test tracks and it plowed right over it. Very stable with
the new suspension and all the gears, including the crawler were
working just great! The horn is not working, reverse lighting does
not work, and the turn signals were not working as well.
A fun example, even a piece of military history, but the olive drab
patina sucks you in like the local recruiting station. So, sign up
for only a 10 year stint, but then you get full retirement and can
go do something else, like drive this authentic military styled and
painted Jeep around. Gimme double time!!!
F-Toledo, OH Assy Plant 3 Speed Manual Left Hand Drive
83-CJ5 83" Wheelbase
F-Full Metal Cab
E-232ci I6 100hp
51151-Sequential Unit Number
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